Mercedes falls through ice in Wayzata lagoon channel

Sirens from the Wayzata Fire and Police Departments could be heard at about 8:00 am the morning of the Wayzata Chilly Open.

Someone drove their Mercedes C-Class onto the ice covering the channel that leads from Wayzata Bay to the Wayzata Lagoon. For those of you not paying attention out there, channels that connect one body of water to another body of water are particularly susceptible to thin ice, as was proven today.

Stay tuned to, your don’t drive your vehicle on the ice on Lake Minnetonka when it’s 50 degrees leader.

Wayzata PD captures chicken at large

The Wayzata Police Department has captured a chicken at large that had been roaming the streets of Wayzata! The owner is requested to contact the Police Department at (952) 404-5340.

Several commentators posted chicken jokes in response:

Tina Haislet Green Why did the chicken cross the road? To find a friendly police officer to get her somewhere safe and dry. Sweet.
BM Babej I hate when Poultry runs a Fowl! Someone had to say it!
Allie Bye My neighbors on old crystal bay road have chickens!
David Albert Chicken lives matter
BM BabejHa ha. I do have a good chicken recipe!! LOL.

Drunk Driver arrested with 2 year old in car

WCCO is reporting that a 44 year old woman has been arrested for driving drunk with a 2 year old child in the vehicle.

The incident occurred Sunday morning, October 10, 2016 on Gleason Lake Road in Wayzata. The woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after hitting another vehicle.

Initial reports indicate that the driver was the mother of the 2 year old child, and the incident remains under investigation by the Wayzata Police Department.

Wayzata Police and Fire Public Safety Day

Hello friends of the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition!

Everyone is invited to an educational and fun evening at the Wayzata Police and Fire Public Safety Day 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Wayzata Fire Station, 600 Rice St. E.

The Wayzata fire and police departments, along with the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition, have arranged for several activities during the all-ages open house, including a police K9 demo, bus and railroad safety information, giveaways, hot dogs and chips, face painting, giveaways and an appearance from McGruff the Crime Dog.

Wayzata fire and police vehicles will be on display and public safety officials will discuss what steps they take to protect the community on a day-to-day basis.

Other public safety organizations expected at the event include Hennepin County Water Patrol, Lake Minnetonka SWAT and North Ambulance.

We hope to see you all there!

Thank you,

Max Windmiller
Wayzata Crime Prevention Coaltion

Wayzata Police and Fire Open House

The City of Wayzata Police and Fire Departments will host a Public Safety Day Open house on October 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The event is an opportunity for the public to interact and learn about activities by the departments.

Several activities are planned during the event, including an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog, a police K9 demo, bus and railroad safety information, and police and fire vehicles will be on display.  Hot dogs and chips will also be provided. For more info visit